"Attention is the leading resource of all ingenuity, innovation, entrepreneurship, making money, love...it's the one resource that leads everything we want in life. Until you consciously examine what authentically is sufficiency for you in each domain, you are wasting your attention chasing things that are either unfulfillable or are things you should be preventing because you get them too low."Nathan Otto, Spiritual Guide, CEO of Holometrics, Author of Evolutionary Leadership
Author of "Education of Millionaires" and co-author with Bryan Franklin of "You Are The Best Investment" (2015)
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE WEEK 2 - RECODE YOUR THOUGHTS Loving The UnLovable Within. In this interview we talk to Michael about the other side of transformation - the unconditional side where we are not seeking to change or subvert our shadow sides but are in full acceptance learning to add the only ingredient that can truly pull us out of our negative thought patterns...which is love. We dive deeply into our propensity to avoid the shadow and he walks us through some powerful guided visualizations and meditations. Here is his bio:
I am the author of The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think, and It’s Not Too Late, published by Penguin/Portfolio, and The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret For Success in Business, Love and Life, from HarperCollins. I also write a blog on entrepreneurialism, career development, and education at Forbes.com.
I wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, Will Dropouts Save America?, which reached #6 “Most Emailed” on the site, as well as a guest post on Tim Ferriss’s blog, titled 8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials.
(Aside from The Education of Millionaires, what do I think is my best writing ever? My Forbes pieces How I Overcame Bipolar II—And Saved My Own Life and The Paradoxical Secret of Obsession-Worthy Branding, and my manifesto What Does It Mean That Your Life is Perfect?)
I’ve spoken at the Googleplex for the Authors@Google series, at Dartmouth College, at the World Technology Summit & Awards, at the Thiel Fellows Retreat, at TEDxSF, and at the Commonwealth Club of California.
I grew up in an activist household, the son of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, and Patricia Ellsberg—subjects of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. (I appear in one still shot at the end of the doco, a babe in my father’s arms as he speaks to an antiwar rally in the 70s.) I oversee my father’s website, Twitter, and Facebook page. (They like the book, although they don’t agree with all of it 🙂
The Education of Millionaires is a bootstrapper’s guide to investing in your own human capital. I interviewed some of the most successful people on the planet who didn’t complete college and who educated themselves in the real world, to deconstruct their secrets and create a “Syllabus for a Successful Life” based on what I learned from them.
The book features interviews with self-educated billionaires Phillip Ruffin and John Paul DeJoria, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and founding president Sean Parker, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, fashion designer Marc Ecko, Pink Floyd lead guitarist David Gilmour, and marketing experts Eben Pagan, Frank Kern and Joe Polish. It also features the insights of experts including Seth Godin, “Rich Dad” Robert Kiyosaki, and PayPal co-founder and Facebook angel investor, billionaire Peter Thiel.
I was born in San Francisco in 1977, grew up in Berkeley, and graduated from Brown University in 1999.
Look for his upcoming book co-authored with our very own Bryan Franklin coming out in 2015 called "You Are The Best Investment" (Penguin 2015).
To find out more about Michael.
"If you start with a need to transform that unlovable piece you are just going to be caught re-shaming it. The beginning of transformation has to be an acceptance of that part. Once you stop the need to transform it, pushing it, poking it, telling it it's wrong, that is actually when the transformation of your whole self begins."Michael Ellsberg, Speaker & Author of "Education of Millionaires" and "You Are The Best Investment"
Internationally known teacher, educator, and dynamic and somatic movement expert
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE WEEK 4 - RECODE YOUR REALITY - Somatic Intelligence Exercises We invited Gitta Sivander to the Recode Program to talk about how to expand your domain of intelligence in the area of the physical body and your somatic experience. She walks us through a 6-part Body Connection Sequence that she uses with her clients to awaken and connect the body so that it is more alive and more integrated.
Here is her bio:
Gitta Sivander is an internationally known teacher, educator and dynamic movement expert.
Having taught her expression techniques in 7 countries to hundreds of top professional movers and shakers, global speakers and executive leaders, Gitta is often sought out when increasing's one influence is getting stopped by their comfort, embodiment and expression of their own body.
Having coined and developed her own proprietary tool box of dynamic expression tools, techniques and exercises, Gitta is world class in helping professionals unleash their authentically expressed inner characters to generate more impact, money and attention.
With video as the number one communication modality and personal branding growing as the premier marketing technique – Gitta makes sure when someone opens their mouth people listen, energize and take action.
Her clients have collectively sold tens of millions of dollars from stages, in videos, webinars, through audio, online meetings and offline speaking engagements. They have used her techniques to secure funds for their business, impress their clients, and command their presentation to the board and shareholders.
To find out more about Gitta
"We can create new pathways of brain connections by moving in multi-dimensional integrative ways. Taking your body through the 6 patterns of body connection can reconnect and increase your access to your brains full and integrated functions."Gitta Sivander, Internationally known teacher, educator, and dynamic movement expert
Global Strategic, Evolutionary Philosopher, Systems Thinker
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE WEEK 6 - Recode Your Identity Part 2 We invited Daniel Schmachtenberger to the Recode Program to talk about one of his areas of extensive study and expertise - systems thinking. He takes us into 3 key concepts and essentials skills of systems theory and a deep dive into how to apply systems theory to intimate relationships and business. We talk through the psychology of leaders and Daniel's personal story of how he became a systems thinker.
Here is his bio:
Daniel Schmachtenberger is the Founder of The Emergence Project and the previous think tank that lead to its formation -- Strategic Global Solutions. His background in systems science, human behavior, and activism brought him to focus on the global systems that interconnect and drive our major global challenges.
He has spent much of the last decade studying the etiology, scope, magnitude, timelines, and interconnectedness of major issues; inventorying global resources and solutions; doing detailedcomparative analysis of economic and comparative analysis of economic and governance systems; and developing comprehensive systems solutions, adequate to the issues and realistically achievable.
Daniel has expertise as a social science, a social engineer and evolutionary philosopher and strategist. His aim is to develop an integrated set of technologies and processes capable of organizing and supporting a distributed and continually updating comprehensive critical path management system for humanity's total evolution. He is working to repurpose and synthesize relevant state-of-the-art systems for information management, complexity processing, mathematical forecasting, and other data science tools into an integrated set of functions capable of global resource allocation planning and strategy. His aim is the shortest path to a fundamentally redesigned world-system that makes possible and supports the highest quality of life for all life, now and ongoingly. Specifically, his focus is on the development of new systems of economics and governance that intrinsically incentivize life-enhancing behaviors at all levels of agency, supporting distributed and spontaneous problem solving and conscious participation in our global evolution.
To find out more about Daniel
“The technological empowerment that has made us capable of destroying the biosphere has simultaneously enabled us to provide a quality of life for all people that’s higher than any of us experiences today.”Daniel Schmachtenberger, The Emergence Project
Dr. John Demartini
Author, Transformational Speaker, Human Behavioral Specialist, Featured in "The Secret"
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE MODULE 8 - Recode Your Mission. We invited Dr. John Demartini to the Recode Program to talk about mission and values. In this interview, Dr. John Demartini (Star from The Film The Secret), shares his views on how to achieve your most inspired mission from his 4 decades of research and teaching. His international presentations (in over 25 different countries) share the principles of assembling and orchestrating one's highest calling and how to organize a human being's core values for the fastest achievement of their purpose. Eventually preparing one for the highest level of leadership in society.
Here is his bio:
Dr Demartini is considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development.
His trademarked methodologies, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination, are the culmination of 42 years of cross-disciplinary research and study. His work has been incorporated into human development industries across the world.
Dr Demartini travels 360 days a year to countries all over the globe, sharing his research and findings in all markets and sectors. He is the author of 40 books published in over 29 different languages. He has produced over 60 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education and business. Each program is designed to assist people to activate leadership and empower themselves in all seven areas of their lives: Financial, physical, mental, vocational, spiritual, family and social.
To find out more about John Demartini:
"To the degree that you articulate your inspired mission caringly, and in terms of other people's values; you will engage them in participating because they feel they can fulfill their mission from being around you and by using your world. If you think your values are greater then others, you will project assumptions onto the marketplace, and not care enough about humanity to listen to those values that humanity is offering you as a pathway for everyone to come together with individual purpose - fulfilling on a greater broader mission as a whole entity."Dr. John Demartini, The Demartini Institute
Executive Coach, Former VP Marketing and Sales Sprint, President AirTouch, Harvard Graduate
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE MODULE 9 - Recode Your Leadership, Part I. We invited Lee Franklin to the Recode Program to talk about Leadership and the role of the Delegator. In this interview Lee, former president of Airtouch, Senior VP at Sprint, and successful founder of a fiberoptic network. Lee teaches the 9 critical steps of successful delegating, which he describes as “The most commonly talked about, probably the most critical, and the least well-understood leadership skill.”
Here is his bio:
Before becoming a coach, Lee Franklin had four distinct careers - two entrepreneurial and two corporate. During the 70s, he co-founded a public policy consulting firm in Washington, D.C. that still enjoys a national reputation as a most highly regarded firm in its field. Since then Lee was Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Sprint Communications, and more recently was president of a division of AirTouch Communications, which was acquired by Vodafone and is now part of Verizon. During the second half of the 80s, Lee designed, financed, constructed, operated and then sold an independent fiber optic telecom network, through a partnership developed with General Electric Credit Corp.
Lee has been president four times and CEO once, he has served on boards and reported to a board. He's a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Business School.
What Lee Says about his Work
"I've been an executive coach since 1995."
"For me, coaching is a deep commitment to the growth and accomplishments of client managers and leaders. The impact of coaching shows up in increased effectiveness with subordinates, with peers and with those to whom they report. Clients become clearer about what they want to accomplish, and they learn to get it with less struggle."
"Their relationships get stronger and their results improve markedly. I coach from a body of ideas about personal and organizational effectiveness brought together over the past fifteen years at the California Leadership Center. These ideas are boiled down to a powerful and coherent (yet simple) set of principles and practices that we share through an experiential learning model. From it, clients get insights and we work together to apply them. Clients are intrigued with the additional leverage they get across their lives."
"For clients with more deeply held limiting beliefs about themselves and their worlds, we have more powerful tools for helping them to change their minds. For example, I'm a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)."
"I meet with my clients, usually once every two weeks for up to two hours. Sometimes it's helpful for me to sit in on staff or other meetings to observe my client being active in key relationships. Occasionally, clients ask me to facilitate team development sessions, results acceleration project teams, and problem relationship resolutions."
To find out more about Lee Franklin:
" The goal of delegation is to divide up and assign work in a way that leaves us confident the work will be done on time, on budget, and in a way that’s acceptable to us. We can delegate authority. We cannot delegate responsibility. If the completed work is not acceptable, ultimate responsibility remains with the delegator. Effective delegation sets up complete agreement, between delegator and delegate, about the work to be done. When the agreement is in place, it is unnecessary (and annoying and inappropriate) for the delegator to hover over the delegate while s/he works."Lee Franklin, California Leadership Center
Marc Angelo Coppola
Founder, Super Hero Academy; Founder - The Valhalla Movement a sustainable learning center
SPECIAL GUEST: RECODE MODULE 11 - Recode Your Influence, Part I. We invited Marc Angelo Coppola to the Recode Program to talk about Influence and how to create a movement. In this interview Marc Angela, founder of Super Hero Academy and the Valhalla movement teaches the 8 critical steps to create a movement which he describes as “fill in a quote here”
Here is his bio:
Having founded the Valhalla Movement Foundation – Marc Angelo is a character dedicated to having an impact.
Defining success in unconventional measures he has earned a living by applying the skills of entrepreneurship and marketing for a cause. Through Valhalla he is now involved in making sustainability mainstream and changing the culture of our collective mindset both through online conscious media as well as through actively transforming a 60 acre piece of land into a Sustainability Learning Centre in Montreal, Canada. The movement is now spreading quickly throughout the world as Valhalla is emerges as a social enterprise into a real movement for positive change.
With a new upstart called Superhero Academy, Marc Angelo is also looking to empower others to be social entrepreneurs and be the every superheroes they once admired. By building of an online interactive school to help social entrepreneurs at every stage of their journeys, Superhero Academy hopes that others will also be encouraged to partake in changing the world through their actions and the movements they help inspire.
Having said all this one thing is clear – his thirst for the pursuit of new ideas, for spreading the seeds of change and ways to growing the sustainability movement into a mainstream lifestyle is unquenchable.
To find out more about Marc Angelo Coppola:
"People think movements are created by leaders with a mission, but actually a movement tends to create it's leader slowly and over time as he or she evolves to become what's needed"Marc Angelo Coppola, Founder Super Hero Academy & The Valhalla Movement